Andy Taylor takes a look at Selectafly Salmon Flies
Having a selection of salmon flies which have been tried, tested and have accounted for good numbers of salmon is something we all would like in our fly boxes. These eight salmon flies from Selectafly have been hand picked by Selectafly MD Martin Webster. These flies have worked for him on numerous rivers across the UK with the Holo Orange Willie Gunn accounting for a 21lb fish from the Spey in 2018!
The eight patterns selected by Martin include: The Dee Monkey – ideal for early season cold water conditions; The Holo Orange Willie Gunn – the fly that caught a 21lb Spey salmon; The Red Frances – tied with a tungsten cone head to fish at depth; The Usk Grub – a popular salmon pattern on the Usk; The Blue Flash Cascade – the ghillies first choice; The Tyne Toucan – a successful fly on the Tyne; The Silver Grey – an old reliable pattern with a modern twist; and The Blue Mirage – the pattern for Iceland!
These salmon patterns are from Selectafly’s Pro Range with the doubles selected here tied on Partridge Patriot hooks.
Andy is the Features Editor of Today’s FlyFisher.com following three years as Editor of Total FlyFisher. Andy is a multi-capped England International in both loch-style and bank disciplines. A qualified instructor and lecturer, Andy has a wealth of fishery management experience.